Dates

IMG_0640Yoga: Curvy Yoga for people of all shapes and sizes 7:15-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Westside Yoga Center, $15 drop-in fee/$12 per class with card, and special offers (see website).

Sept. 7 – Autumn Writing Retreat at Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing.  Join with a loving circle of people to write your way into the next season, reflecting on what the last cycle of the year has brought us, and finding the best words, symbols and stories to name our deepest wishes and intentions for the coming season (and year). All who want to write and/or write regularly are welcome. Please bring a notebook or paper, goldberg2and a pen. Free, but pre-registration required.

Sept. 13 – Kansas Book Festival: Kansas Notable Book Awards - Come celebrate with Caryn and others awarded with the 2014 Notable Book Awards. Caryn’s book Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other is one of 15 books honored as the best in 2014.

Sept. 18-21 – The Power of Words: Transformation, Liberation and Celebration Through the Spoken, Written and Sung Word, Lake Doniphan retreat center, Excelsior Springs, MO. featuring keynoters Kelley Hunt, Kevin Willmott, Doug Lipman, Scott Cairns, five state poets laureate, plus workshops, performances, talking circles, celebration and more, featuring writers, storytellers, performers, musicians, community leaders, activists, educators, and health professionals. The conference, founded in 2003, features workshops in four tracks: narrative medicine, social change, right livelihood (and making a living through the arts), and engaged spirituality, with 30 presenters from across the country. One of the best events of my year, and perhaps yours too? Scholarships and work-study available. Registration required.

Oct. 11 – Writing as Homecoming at Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing.  Writing is a way of coming home to who we really want and our home base of life. Come write your way home and in community in this welcoming circle. Using short, lively writing prompts, we’ll discover what we have to say to each other and the world, and more about what home and homecoming mean to us. All who write and/or want to write are welcome. Please bring a notebook or paper, and a pen. Free, but pre-registration required.

Oct. 18 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Great Plains Nature Center, Wichita. Join weather high res Chasing Weather Coverchaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 2-4 p.m., Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th Street North, Wichita, KS 67220-2200

Oct. 19 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Salina Public Library. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 2-4 p.m., Salina Public Library, 301 W. Elm, Salina, KS  67401

Nov. 5 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Lawrence Public Library. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 7 p.m., Lawrence Public Library, 700 New Hampshire, Lawrence, KS 66044

Dec 7 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Topeka Public Library. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site. 7 p.m., Topeka Public Library, 1515 SW 10th St., Topeka, KS 66604.

Mar. 21 – Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies at Boone County Historical Society. Join weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke and Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg for a multi-media presentation that includes images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems. Books available for sale on site.